Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I've added a new item to my etsy store, and another new item to my regular store.

Monday, February 27, 2006

I've finally been able to make something after being blocked for a week..
A cool tip! If you have gmail, simply go to settings, web clips and search for Button Maker's Ball. This blog should be the first result. Simply add and get updated whereever you are. Of course, this will work for any blog that has an RSS feed. Try to search for your favorite blogs, and add them!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

I finally finished my myspace page. I also added my etsy store feed to yahoo Click the button to get updates on your my yahoo page.: Add to My Yahoo!
I liked this article on work habits. I have many of the same problems. I can usually only be productive 4 hours a day, but I have 16 productive hours a day worth of work- mostly schoolwork, not business work,though. Simply getting started is much harder if you have to pick through every single comma..
Here's a cool google page rank tool. My page rank is 4, so I'll try to improve it.
I went to Servanada Food Coop yesterday. The bulk foods section is truly impressive, especially their grains-red and regular quinoa, several types of flour, corn meal and corn grits- it's all there. However, be careful about some of their ready made mixes- they can be expensive- the regular stuff is not so bad. I also saw some heirloom potatoes, and I got a pound of organic carrots for 89 cents.

I also visited Criminal Records. I picked up volumes four and five of Love and Rockets, and maybe I have bad eyesight, but they should mark the Fantagraphics section better- who comes into a shop like that for DC/Marvel? Their magazine section, which includes zines, was impressive as usual. I love stores like this because that is the place where new horizons in art and music can grow. Also, they have a rare Ben Folds album, with a live version of Rockin' The Suburbs.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Here's the uplifting story of a young entrepreneur who went from sleeping in his car to building an entertainment empire.
How to get a small solar electricity system in your house for less than $700. Sustainability has to start somewhere, even if it's only using your backpack to carry stuff home instead of a plastic bag. I have to admit that I recycle packaging materials, because throwing away good bubble wrap is really wasteful.
Here's some money saving tips so you can afford to buy my stuff.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Tip: if you sell on etsy, remember to put a paypal email on file, or you'll end up looking like a prat. My store is all fixed now. I accept all forms of paypal.
Today I went to the store, and saw these seeds. When I get older, I might take up gardening. An apartment garden might be nice.

In other sustainability themed news, I want one of these! A US made bento box! Especially important because my student days are waning.
I've found some new blogs. One, Wearing Racism, is an incisive look at anti-Asian racism in the clothing industry. This is part of the reason that independent businesspeople are so important. Due to institutional barriers, many people of color may not be able to be in decision making positions in big corporations, but we can all make a button or a t shirt or a magnet or a ribbon that gives an alternative to the same old tired stereotypes.

Sideshow Cash is more for those who need an extra hustle on the side, but the writer noted that ebay is not the only game in town. My business started out on ebay two years ago. However, the fees are a bit high for many beginners. I would recommend that crafty businesspeople try etsy or even a selling journal on livejournal. If you're a college student, see if you can sell your wares at the college. I'd like to do this, but I'm too shy to sell things in public.

Friday, February 17, 2006

I also have created some new designs, and have massively updated my etsy shop. You can't beat clearance items starting at 4 bucks.
I've finally changed my mailing list from yahoo! Also everyone on my mailing list will be entered into the Happily Handmade Giveaway

Email Address:
First Name:
Last Name:
Where did you find out about us?
I want to receive mailings from Cassowary Buttons and Jewelry

Tile by A Blush With Art

I'm in the middle of moving my mailing list around, so here are some cute tiles that you can hang on your walls(warning :NSFW) I have to admit that the geisha themed tiles are my favorites.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Hey, only 165$ per strand. Such nice pearls though.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Man, this dress is perfect for little big girls! It even has heart buttons!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Also, an article on African inspired jewelry.
I finally have my happily handmade giveaway page up. Of course, it's not very pretty, but you can still enter to win beautiful gift baskets.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Fallen Fruit is a group in Los Angeles that is fighting for an increase in free food resources. I have to admit the idea of planting fruit trees is good, although I usually don't eat things I see in the city though, as I'm not sure if the pesticides wash off easily or not?

Monday, February 06, 2006

AA Energy Firm Celebrates 20 Years in Business. It makes me glad to see such a success story! This is only my second year in business. My 'anniversary' for business is this month. Maybe I should have a sale?
I'm so happy! I have a blog ad up at flea's blog, which I've admired since like forever. ee! eee!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Well, I know what I'd buy if I could afford it.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Shortcake Petite Fashions is closing shop- but it has a fabulous closing sale going on too.
January 31, 2006


*Rachael Spiewak, Director (404) 392 4597
*Jay Varner, Shop Manager (404) 217 9648

Sopo Bicycle Cooperative is celebrating it's first year of being open to the
public for low-cost bicycle repair with its second annual Broken Hearts and
Bicycle Parts rally and benefit party on Saturday, February 11. The theme
of this year's celebration is Chain Breaks and Heart Aches. The rally is a
scavenger hunt style game played across the city, and is open to anyone over
the age of 18.

The benefit party, featuring local favorites Hope for Agoldensummer, Ocha la
Rocha, I would set myself on fire for you, the Almanac, No Brakes, and
Cipher Kenni, will follow the rally at Lenny's Bar (307 Memorial Drive).
Doors open at 8:00 pm. The bands are sponsored by Southeast Performer
Magazine, and the party is sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

There are prizes for ralliers and partiers, including items from local and
national sponsors: 13 Roses Tattoo, Cadence Clothing, Charis Books, Criminal
Records, El Myr, Flying Biscuit, Ground Up Designs, Intown Bicycles, IRO
Cycles, Microcosm Publishing, PlanetBike, Rare Footage, R. E. Load, Savage
Pizza, Spicer Cycles, and Village Pizza. Other sponsors include Sevananda
Natural Foods and MadRatz Infoshop.

Sopo Bicycle Cooperative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit bicycle shop whose mission
is to create equitable access to cycling by providing low-cost bicycle
maintenance services and education. The shop is located at 465-C Flat
Shoals Avenue in the East Atlanta Village. The shop is open on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 1:00 pm until
4:00 pm. Sopo specializes in programming for youth, and is developing
programming for seniors and people with disabilities. Please visit the
website for more information: http://www.sopobikes.org.